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Middle School Youth Ministry

Middle school youth ministry is open to students in 5th-8th grade.  This group gathers after school on a weekly basis and also throughout the year for socials, community service, open gyms, and for participation in New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministry (Catalyst Catholic) events.  


After-School Youth Ministry Middle School Meetings: The Friday meetings are offered from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the "Hawk's Nest" and they include a snack.  (SMK Middle students may simply stay after school and meet in the Hawk's Nest. HHMS students may also participate by riding a school bus to SMK or by organizing a ride to SMK.)

Socials:  Socials are planned four times a year (Back-to-School, Christmas Party, Fish Fry Game Night, and End-of-School).

Community Service: Middle school youth are invited to participate in annual community service projects such as roadside clean-up, working concessions at SMK events, working the Family Fun Tent at KnobsFest, making burritos for the homeless, collecting toys for St. Elizabeth's home, assisting at youth sporting events, participating in Miles 4 Merry Miracles, and collecting canned food as well as school supplies.  

Open Gyms: Open gyms are offered on school breaks.

New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministry (Catalyst Catholic):  Our SMK middle school youth group participates in many deanery youth ministry events such as Summer Daze, The JAM, Dances, Ice Skating, etc.  For more information on New Albany Deanery offerings visit their website at


Summer Activities

Attend Summer Daze - Service and Social Days throughout the Summer

Travel to Holiday World

Help work KnobsFest at SMK

Attend the SMK Middle School Retreat Day at SMK

Help at Mass (Serve, Choir)


Fall Semester Activities

Attend After-School Youth Ministry Meetings

Begin Faith Formation Meetings

Help work the PTO Trunk-or-Treat

Participate in the "Great Kickball Exchange" here at SMK

Participate in Deanery Sports

Participate in Miles 4 Merry Miracles

Help with Breakfast at the Manger at SMK (St. Elizabeth Home Gifts)

Make Burritos for the Homeless

Attend the Middle School Christmas Party at SMK

Help with Mass (Serve, Choir)


Spring Semester Activities

Attend After-School Youth Ministry Meetings

Participate in Deanery Sports

Attend Middle School Game Nights at the Fish Frys 

Help work the Easter Egg Hunt at SMK

Attend the JAM (Deanery Overnight Retreat)

Participate in the "Great Kickball Exchange" up in Indianapolis

Participate in the Roadside Clean-Up Project

Help to Make Burritos for the Homeless

Attend Faith Formation Meetings

Help with Mass (Serve, Choir)


For questions or to register for middle school youth ministry email [email protected]